Amy Garmer is Director of Journalism Projects for the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program. She develops the Program's portfolio of journalism-related conferences, including the Aspen Institute Symposium on Critical Issues in Journalism at the State Department, a part of the State Department's Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, the Arab-U.S. Media Forum and the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Journalism and National Security. Amy is also the series editor for a series of white papers on implementing the recommendations of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. She blogs on related topics at the Knight Commission website, www.knightcomm.org. Amy is the author of Unmassing America: The Future of Advertising and Ethnic Media and American Journalism in Transition: A View at the Top; editor of Investing in Diversity: Advancing Opportunities for Minorities and the Media; co-editor of Digital Broadcasting and the Public Interest; and co-author of Creating a Learning Society: Initiatives for Education and Technology, all published by The Aspen Institute. She also has written on telecommunications policy and economic development. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Amy was a member of the staff of U.S. Senator Sam Nunn. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia (B.A.) and the University of Texas at Austin (M.A.).